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Don Carlo-Clauss vs. Sam Oropeza

Preliminary Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs | MMA

Sam Oropeza defeats Don Carlo-Clauss via Submission at 4:10 of Round 1

Sam "Sammy O" Oropeza
Don Carlo-Clauss

Round 1

4-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   7-4-0
Climbed to 5-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 7-5
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Briarcliff, Pennsylvania   Fighting out of   Ithaca, New York
25 years, 7 months, 5 days   Age at Fight  
169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.4 lbs (77.3 kgs)
6'2" (188cm)   Height   5'7" (171cm)
72.5" (184cm)   Reach   N/A
Fight Factory   Gym   Bali MMA
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva
  • Date: Saturday 02.12.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Keith Peterson
  • Venue: IZOD Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Bas Rutten & Michael Schiavello (HDNet), Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock (Showtime)
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Ron Kruck (HDNet), Gus Johnson (Showtime)
  • Carlo-Clauss Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Oropeza Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Carlo-Clauss vs. Oropeza Wiki Update Wiki

In an HDNet televised bout on Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva, Don Carlo Clauss took on Sam Oropeza.

Oropeza won the early striking exchanges, landing on the Team Bombsquad product. Carlo-Clauss found success with a left hook, and Oropeza missed with a high kick that just sailed above Carlo-Clauss's head. Carlo-Clauss had a reach disadvantage and often found Oropeza just out of range. Oropeza again launched a high kick and followed up with a snapping jab to the face, yet Carlo-Clauss came back with his best landing punch of the round. Moments later Oropeza had the fight onto the ground took Carlo-Clauss's back, pounding away with ground and pound until the referee had to jump in and stop the fight.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:35 PM ET
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